While Apistan strips for Varroa mites has been an important treatment, many beekeepers are finding a resistance.
EPA approved and safe to use with proper handling by following all label instructions, Apistan has been an important tool in the war against Varroa. Unfortunately, because of its misuse by many beekeepers (leaving the strips in too long and feeding the liquid form of the chemical), many beekeepers are finding that the mites have developed a resistance to Apistan.
This pack of 10 strips will treat 5 hives.
Treatment is not recommended unless you know that your varroa mite count in excess of the treatment threshold. Follow all label instructions.
Simply suspend two strips per hive between the frames in the brood chamber. To achieve maximum effectiveness in the North, we suggest placing Apistan strips in the hive immediately after the fall honey harvest and leaving them there for 45 days.